Regarding Thrifting, the Bandung City Government Follows Central Government Rules
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has banned the import of used goods. Responding to this, the Mayor of Bandung, Yana Mulyana said that the Bandung City Government would follow the existing regulations.
"In principle, we follow the regulations from the central government because there are indeed many used clothing centers in the city of Bandung. But we will wait for the follow-up from the central government," said Yana when met at the Gerobak Fair, Batununggal District, Saturday, March 18, 2023.
According to him, the regulation is not just a ban. But there also needs to be a further solution given to the perpetrators.
"For example, we can train them to produce their own local goods. Later this must also be coordinated with related agencies and the central government," he said.
Meanwhile, the Assistant for Economic Affairs and Development for the City of Bandung, Eric M Atthauriq said, in accordance with the president's directives, the regulations prohibiting thrifting are more on the import of goods or used clothing.
"There are rules. And that must be enforced. Because when we enter the technical level, it is also difficult for us to distinguish between imported and local used clothes," said Eric.
Therefore, he feels the need for joint synergy and cooperation in carrying out these regulations. Because the authority is not purely in the hands of local governments.
Moreover, post-pandemic, the economy is in the process of recovery, but regulations must also be enforced.
"It must be followed up. But regarding enforcement is not the authority of the regional government. This is a joint focus. Supervision of circulating goods is not our authority," he said.
Even so, he admitted that the Bandung City Trade and Industry Service (Disdagin) had coordinated with Customs and Excise and the Ministry of Trade.
"Because this regulation is from the center, the Bandung City Government through the Regional Office has coordinated with the central government and Customs to handle this matter further," (Din)**
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